Solar Inverters

Solar inverters are one of the most important elements of your Solar PV system as it’s the “brains” of the entire system.

A solar panel inverter converts the DC electricity generated by your the solar panel’s photovoltaic (PV) cells to AC electricity that can be used throughout your home or business.

A solar power inverter can also take the excess electricity generated by your PV panels and either divert it to your solar batteries for storage or to the electric company for grid-tied systems.

Please note: Grid-tie inverters shut down automatically during a power outage. This is done for safety reasons to ensure that the energy your solar inverters produce doesn’t harm any of line workers sent to fix the power grid. Unfortunately, grid-tied inverters without batteries tied into your solar system do not provide backup during power outages.

Types of Solar Power Inverters

String inverters

Often used in smaller solar panel inverter installations whereby each solar PV panel is wired together into “strings”. When the panels produce DC electricity, all of the power is sent to a single solar panel inverter typically installed on the side of your home or business.

Micro inverters

Are typically used in a more complex system and rather than send all of the DC electricity to a single inverter – each PV panel has its own inverter and converts the DC electricity to AC right on the roof. Micro inverters also make it possible to monitor and track the performance of individual panels ensuring your system is fully optimized.

Central inverters

These are designed for large-scale commercial arrays and function similar to string inverters. The type of solar power inverter you need will be based on your property, your energy needs, and various budgets. At Hilton Head Solar & Roofing, we can help you find the best solar inverter for your home.

Areas Served

South Carolina

  • Beaufort County
  • Charleston County
  • Lexington County
  • Richland County
  • Georgetown County
  • Dorchester County
  • Florence County
  • Horry County
  • Greenville County
  • Aiken County
  • Jasper County
  • Greenwood County


  • Chatham County
  • Effingham County
  • Bryan County
  • Screven County
  • Sumter County
  • Bulloch County
  • Richmond County
  • McIntosh County
  • Long County
  • Liberty County
  • Candler County
  • Jenkins County
  • Burke County
  • Wayne County

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